bridge by yaofenji


									            Moscow Covered Bridge Reconstruction Committee
                                       “The bridge”
The Moscow Covered Bridge was completed in November
1886 by E. L. Kennedy. This two-span covered bridge
measured 345 feet long and was erected over the Flatrock
River in Rush County. Restoration of the bridge was
                               completed in 1990 and
                                 2002 to increase the
                                 weight capacity and to
                                 repair deteriorating
                                 structural members.                          Phptograph by Galen R. Frysinger

                                         The Moscow Covered
                                         Bridge was a local landmark in the small town of Moscow.
                                         Every summer since 1986, the 100th anniversary of the
    Phptograph by Galen R. Frysinger               construction of the bridge, the local community has held the

Moscow Covered Bridge Festival in the month of
June. The three day festival includes a parade,
musical entertainment, vendors and much more.

On June 3, 2008, a devastating tornado swept
through Moscow, Indiana and the surrounding
community, destroying or severely damaging many
homes and buildings, including the old Moscow                       Phptograph by Jerry Sitton

                                              School building. The force of the tornado dislodged
                                              the bridge from its abutments and sent it crashing into
                                              the Flatrock River below.

                                              Immediately following the storm, the County
                                              Commisioners took swift action to salvage and
                                              preserve as much of the bridge’s structure as possible
                                              with the hope of rebuilding the bridge in its original
    Phptograph by Jerry Sitton

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